Gulf Times - Abdelaziz-Bouteflika
Diplomat, protesters to plan Algeria's future after Bouteflika

Diplomat, protesters to plan Algeria's future after Bouteflika

A veteran Algerian diplomat and protest groups will join a conference planning the country's future after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika yielded to mass demonstrations and agreed not to run again, a government source said on Tuesday.

Algeria sends plane to Geneva where Bouteflika being treated

Algeria sends plane to Geneva where Bouteflika being treated

An Algerian government plane that transported the country's ailing president Abdelaziz Bouteflika to Switzerland for treatment two weeks ago returned to Geneva Sunday.

More than 100 people wounded in riots in Algerian capital Algiers

More than 100 people wounded in riots in Algerian capital Algiers

More than 100 people were injured in clashes in the Algerian capital that resulted from mass protests against ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term in office, medical sources said on Saturday.

Tens of thousands of Algerians protest against Bouteflika

Tens of thousands of Algerians protest against Bouteflika

Tens of thousands of Algerians defied heavily deployed riot police on Friday and resumed mass protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika posing the biggest threat to his 20-year-old rule.

Algeria students defy Bouteflika offer to shorten new term in power

Algeria students defy Bouteflika offer to shorten new term in power

Students determined to pursue Algeria's biggest anti-government protests in years boycotted classes on Monday to denounce an offer by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika not to serve a full term if re-elected.

Protests swell in Algeria on day Bouteflika due to submit re-election bid

Protests swell in Algeria on day Bouteflika due to submit re-election bid

Tens of thousands of protesters rallied in cities around Algeria on Sunday to demand President Abdelaziz Bouteflika step down just as he was due to declare his bid for a fifth term in April elections, witnesses and residents said.

183 injured in Algeria protests

183 injured in Algeria protests

A total of 183 people were injured during protests across Algeria on Friday against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for election to a fifth term, the state news agency APS said on Saturday, citing the health ministry.

Algeria's Bouteflika in Geneva for 'routine medical check'

Algeria's Bouteflika in Geneva for 'routine medical check'

Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika travelled to Geneva on Sunday for a "routine medical check", his office announced, at a time of renewed speculation over his health.